Volunteering for me began as a penchant for exploring the world around me. I became aware of the inequalities surrounding me and craved to create a positive change. In my third year at college, I sought the vision to make the blind feel empowered. At 19, I started my first organization that did a not-for-profit…… Continue reading Finalist Speak: The power to make a significant difference in someone’s life
“When everyone else is silent about wrong someone has to raise their voice for the right. We can be that voice”, says Kushal Tanna a Mumbai based graphic designer by profession, an artist at heart and a HERO! Kushal began his volunteering journey developing a website for a Mumbai based Non Profit that rescues victims…… Continue reading Heroes are made by the paths they choose…
“I’m an engineering graduate from a middle class family. I studied both at a Government run school in a village and at a high profile school in Chennai. The difference in quality of education between village and city schools impacted me a lot. This influenced me to take up volunteering while I was in still…… Continue reading Why do people volunteer?
Tell us something about yourself and where are you currently volunteering? I am a medical doctor from India, with one year Post graduation training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Master degree in Public Health (Mahidol University, Bangkok). Since July 2012 I have been with VSO as Sexual and Reproductive Health adviser for two local NGOs…… Continue reading In conversation with an overseas volunteer, Mrs Padma Herur (Doctor, Health Manager)
The first ever iVolunteer Awards ceremony was held in Mumbai on April 8, 2013. The awards identify the champions leading the volunteering movement in India, recognize the contribution of volunteers and organisations that enable volunteering; and aim to celebrate, reward and promote volunteering in India. Nandita Das, Actor Director with a fiery passion for social change was Guest… Continue reading Celebrate, reward and promote volunteering in India